NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed Nirbhaya case convict Mukesh Singhs final bid to win relief against his hanging, where he had challenged rejection of his mercy plea by the President.
By evening, co-convict Vinays advocate A P Singh said he had filed a mercy plea directly in the Presidents Secretariat while the SC agreed to examine on Thursday another prisoner, Akshays, curative petition, reports Abhinav Garg. This appears to be tactical litigation as section 854 of the revised Delhi Prison Rule says in case of multiple death row convicts in the same crime, none can be hanged till the last one has exhausted all options.
Former law officer of Tihar jail Sunil Gupta said, “Even if the PresidRead More – Source

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